Rumours have been circulating all over the internet recently regarding a transfer that would bring all-star striker Mario Balotelli to England and to Liverpool, in particular. If you have not heard this news, you probably have not been following football news closely.
So, let’s discuss the big news that is all over the headlines: Mario Balotelli has moved from Italy to England. What do people, players, and coaches have to say about it? Fret not, as you can catch up on what has been going on by reading the latest information about the transfer below.
A Long-Term Deal
Mario Balotelli, the 24-year-old striker from Italy who has made headlines throughout his career in professional football both for his immense talent as an athlete and his sometimes bad boy attitude on the field, has chosen to sign a long-term deal with Liverpool.
The player who used to play for Manchester City is back in England after leaving for Italy in January of 2013. He has recently stated that he regrets making the decision to leave in the first place, which means he is happy to be back and is ready for action on the field as soon as possible.
After signing a £16m deal to get Balotelli back in England for at least the next three years, Liverpool has high hopes that this immensely talented football player will not disappoint. After all, before he left Manchester City, he was able to score an incredible 30 goals in a mere three seasons.
Owners and managers of Liverpool feel that this deal is an outstanding one that adds value to their club, and it’s a very smart business move too. Fans are eagerly anticipating seeing Balotelli on the field again, more than likely scoring goals and proving that he was worth every penny.
Warned to Do Well and Mature
There is no denying that Mario Balotelli has a lot of passion for football, and this comes through sometimes as mistakes on the field that get him into trouble. That is why Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Liverpool, is really hoping that they can help Balotelli mature both on and off the field. They want him to do well, and they want to have him on their side because he is a highly talented professional player who can add value to the team and help them win games. But it may be a little hard to get him to curb his ego and calm down.
Warned that this could be his last chance working in the major leagues of football in England, Balotelli will hopefully listen to the advice of his managers and coaches and settle down and mature. Rodgers has admitted that signing Balotelli onto the team is actually a risky move when you really think about it, but he is extremely hopeful that it will all work out in the long run and that the team will do very well with Balotelli leading them as a striker. After all, Balotelli has already managed to receive Premier League and Champions League titles, along with an FA Cup medal. And, again, he is only 24 years old.
Mario is definitely happy to be back in England, where he says that football is beautiful. His main goal is to do well with his new team and hopefully bring them to the Champions League. If he can keep his passions in check and follow the rules, there is no doubt that this young and continually rising star will do just that.
Mario Balotelli is one of those football stars that everyone enjoys watching on the field, regardless of what team he is on or what country he is playing for at the time. It certainly is exciting news to have him back in England, and fans, teammates, and adversaries on other teams will be watching him closely to see what he will accomplish. Will he get himself into trouble on and/or off the field? Will he score as many goals as he did in the past? Stay tuned, and keep up to date with the current transfer news to see what happens next.